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Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996)

Lepa sela lepo gore (original title)
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At the Belgrade army hospital, casualties of Bosnian civil war are treated. In the hospital they remember their youth and the war. Two young boys, Halil, a Muslim, and Milan, a Serb, have ... See full summary »

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Dragan Maksimovic ...
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Zoran Cvijanovic ...
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Milorad Mandic ...
Viljuska
Dragan Petrovic ...
Laza
Lisa Moncure ...
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Nikola Pejakovic ...
Halil
Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic ...
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Petar Bozovic ...
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Marko Kovijanic ...
Marko
Dragan Zaric ...
Nazim
Admir Sehovic ...
Mali Milan
Milos Djuricic ...
Mali Halil
Vera Dedovic ...
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At the Belgrade army hospital, casualties of Bosnian civil war are treated. In the hospital they remember their youth and the war. Two young boys, Halil, a Muslim, and Milan, a Serb, have grown up together near a deserted tunnel linking the Yugoslav cities of Belgrade and Zagreb. They never dare go inside, as they believe an ogre resides there. Twelve years later, during the Bosnian civil war, Milan, who is trapped in the tunnel with his troop, and Halil, find themselves on opposing sides, fatefully heading toward confrontation. Written by Saso Koren <saso.koren@guest.arnes.si>

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Based on an actual war time event of 7 members of 3. company of "Drina" battalion who were tasked to guard the bridge outside the Brodar tunnel near Visegrad, Bosnia and Hercegovina in September, 1992. On the 4. day of the guard duty they ware forced into the tunnel by Bosnian forces where they were trapped for the next 9 days during which 3 members of the group were killed, 3 managed to escape and one remained behind to cover them. See more »

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By far, the best movie to come out of the Balkan wars
23 July 2007 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

I've seen it again today. I've seen it ten years ago when it first came out. On a 17x copied VHS bootleg tape, and now on DVD. Without going into details, I can only say this is one of the movies that I've seen many times and each time I see it it strikes me as the best of the best. It's multi layered and highly symbolic at times, due to that, the only ones to understand it fully are people that have a good understanding of the Balkan wars and/or the mentality of the characters. Some see it as pro-Serbian propaganda, other see it as anti-Serbian. And that alone makes it worth watching for me. Anyways, it's a chilling and wonderful masterpiece. Sad, bleak, darkly humorous at times but very very VERY good.


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